Hop Hunter® Clone - Hop Gatherer IPA (Chinook - Extract)

Hop Hunter® Clone - Hop Gatherer IPA (Chinook - Extract)

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Hop Hunter IPA by Sierra Nevada brewing is the inspiration for this delicious recipe.  Hop Gatherer is a Hop Hunter clone, which contains all of the same ingredients as the original beer, but gives you the option of what distilled oil you would like to use.  We offer the kit with either Chinook or El Dorado farm distilled hop oil.  Either way, this makes a tasty, easy drinking and highly aromatic IPA!

A bit about farm distilled hop oil: Distilled immediatley after picking, farm distilled hop oil gives you the bursting aroma provided by fresh hops.  By distilling the oil at the farm, the distinct character of a "wet hop" beer is able to be replicated year round.  The oil can be added post fermentation, typically at bottling.  You can even add the oil directly to your glass! Be careful, it is VERY POTENT!

Light in color and incredibly smooth, this IPA is enjoyed by all. Not too bitter, but absolutely hoppy enough to please the biggest hop head!

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.056-62
  • SRM (Color Range): 5
  • IBUs: 60
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6.2%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.

Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


ABV %6.20%
Beer StyleIPA & Imperial IPA
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessHigh (46-70ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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Very tasty, crowd favorite.
Gerry on Dec 9, 2021
Steve M on Jun 22, 2021
Very tasty, crowd favorite.
Gerry on Dec 9, 2021
never tried oil
Mark W on Sep 1, 2021
Steve M on Jun 22, 2021
Aaron G on Jun 10, 2021
My personal favorite. Very hoppy, easy to brew. Been brewing >10 years and have switched back to extract because I’m lazy and it turns out quite good!
Gerry on May 19, 2021
Something new
Rex R on Mar 12, 2021
Really good
Gerry on Oct 20, 2020
I want to brew an IPA and I love Chinook hops
Chris Evans on Sep 22, 2020
I like IPA’s and I haven’t had this beer in forever.
Zachary H on May 19, 2020
Florentino S on May 12, 2020
Purchased before and enjoyed
Brian H on Jan 30, 2020
Love this
Dennis Hannaford on Jul 18, 2019
Peter F on Jul 6, 2019
I like Chinook and IPA
Chris G on Sep 15, 2018
never tried oil
Mark W on Sep 1, 2021
Aaron G on Jun 10, 2021

3.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great hop flavor
Easy to brew and tasty. Added all the hop oil.
January 30, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Was a little nervous with all the competing hop varieties. Turned out to be pretty tasty. I'll make this kit again, for sure.
February 27, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Came out decent but nothing like hop Hunter. I used us-05 and kept temp at 67*. I added the chinook oil at kegging. This beer came out very fruity to me and everyone I served it to. Pineapple and mango flavors we're noted. Everyone seemed to like it.
February 7, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Oil did not work out
I added the oil (which amounted to a few drops) to the beer in the bottling bucket and stirred a lot, but the oil was not distributed to all of the bottles. And really did not add a pleasant flavor when it was present. The oil is very strong, but does not enhance the beer.
February 2, 2018
over 4 years ago